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>> it was scary. >> soaking rains, strong winds, super storm sandy stocks are region. tonight the potential serious threat that remains with the saturated ground. >> when all is said and done, sandy is expected to be one of the costliest natural disasters in u.s. history, with estimates into the tens of billions of dollars. >> dangerous conditions remain up and down the east coast. the storm is still causing big headaches. the death toll has now reached it -- 50. the new york stock exchange will reopen for regular trading tomorrow after being shut down for two days because of santee. here in maryland, two people have died as a result of the storm. there was a report of a potential third death in print charges county, but officials now say that deadly car accident does not appear to be storm
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related. there are blizzard conditions in the western part of the state. tomorrow governor martin o'malley will tour one of the hardest-hit areas. team coverage of sandy's aftermath tonight with important information involving insurance claims. plus updated weather conditions. we began as sheldon dutes with more on tidal flooding. >> we are in fells point in this area has been prone to flooding, but we have not seen any that flooding tonight. we drove around all parts of fells point that are prone to flooding and did not see any. folks in this neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief that it did not happen but there are other aspects of sandy left to see. we deathly dodged a bullet compared to those to the north
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and west of us. from the 2 feet of snow that fell in western maryland to the flooding in parts of ocean city and delaware, sandy definitely laughter market she made landfall. low-lying areas to run the baltimore metro area, people had to wade through their property to assess the damage. people in wilson's. are seeing flooding in their neighborhood but they are glad the storm system was not as bad as isabel was. >> compared to isabel, this is a piece of cake. >> compared to isabel, this is mild. this is nothing. >> the choppy waves of the bay were another reminder that sandy had passed through the area. i had the opportunity to ride around the bay with the coast guard this afternoon as a search for damage and debris. we have not seen any recreational boats out on the water today and the coast guard says that is a good thing
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because floating debris could present a danger to drivers. >> we tell everybody to stay away from the water until all of this passes and we get most of the debris cleared out and until it can be set to go out on the water again. >> you are taking a life looked at this intersection in fells point. this area was blocked off earlier this evening by city vehicles. the blockades were lifted within the past hour. tom tasselmyer standing by in the storm's center with an update on the weather. >> we are watching the storm gradually pull away. we are in good shape here. it should be getting up to about havre de grace as we speak. tomorrow morning's times might still be little all, high side,
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but overall it showing rapid signs of weakening. there is still some snow in the mountains but conditions will gradually improve. for the most part, after tonight's tied, looking pretty good down there in fells point. we are past the big threat around here. we will continue to monitor the situation and see week in dixie when we can finally expect some sunshine. >> sunshine would be nice. conditions continue to improve and many people will be returning to work tomorrow. >> many schools will be back in session tomorrow, but lingering power outages will keep some classroom closed. >> anne arundel county schools will be opening two hours late. 17 schools in the district will remain closed. baltimore county is opening on time but 17 schools there will also be closed. you can check the updates at the
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bottom of this green throughout the newscast and information is also available on the homepage of utility officials say they are making headway in getting the lights back on. del mar from power is reporting outages.llergists bge crews have restored power to more than 241,000 customers. compared to this summer's derecho storm, this could have been worse. there will obviously be a number of insurance claims. >> if you have damage, what do you do now? kai reed has suggestions from the state insurance commissioner.
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>> toppled trees, smashed cars, flooded homes. sandy's time in maryland will be memorable and expensive. >> and folks in maryland see that they have sustained damage -- the first step for dealing with sandy's destruction should be to get in contact with insurers, then get started taking notes. >> make an inventory of damaged property. take photographs or videotapes of the damaged property if possible. >> repair property damage only to the extent needed to prevent additional damage. a tarp over a hole in the roof, for example, or plywood over broken windows. save receipts and be careful about doing too much before getting a visit from an insurance representative. >> it is important to have an insurance adjuster, not to assess the damage. when folks come to your door and
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offered to do repair work to your home, ensure that this is a licensed contractor. >> what if your tree falls on your neighbor's yard? in most cases, it is your neighbors problem. >> generally speaking, their insurance company would cover it, unless the tree was debt and you were on notice it was likely to fall and you had not taken action to remediated that. then you are it neighbors insurance company may seek reimbursement. >> damage to your car would be covered by your of a policy, if you have comprehensive coverage under that policy, generally speaking. >> people are often surprised to learn that their homeowner's policy does not cover flood damage. >> that would include water in your basement, for example. federal flood insurance is there for that purpose, but most homeowners policies do not cover flood damage.
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>> the maryland transit administration plans to resume full service after finding little damage from sandy on its rail lines. as for amtrak, some service will resume tomorrow but flooded train tunnels continue to prohibit service to and from penn station. airlines are working to get back to full speed by tomorrow morning, but travelers are being asked to check with airline first to confirm their flights before arriving at the airport. >> sandy's router rival interrupted what would have been the big story this week, the upcoming presidential election. >> because this is such a rare scenario, it is hard to tell just how the storm will affect things next tuesday. election officials say the impact should be minimal, at
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least here in maryland. >> an historic storm just a week before at a historically close election. >> this is unprecedented, especially in recent times. >> it is difficult to determine exactly how sandy will impact the election, if at all. >> i think it will be really minimized. we have a lot of cooperation from the governor's office and the maryland emergency management authority. >> from flooding on the eastern shore to heavy snow in garrett county, golston says there are a handful of early voting sites across america that are running on generators. >> we have paper ballots available should that be needed. >> early voting hours have been extended. locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. throughout the
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week. friday is a make up day for monday. >> the absentee ballot application has been extended until tomorrow night. >> whether it is having rallies or any kind of strategy meetings or anything like that, those things have been delayed, although there is still time to recover. >> polling agency suspended polling during the storm. it is unclear how sandy will impact the final polls. >> there are some people that are still unreachable. >> president obama has said the election is not his top priority right now. >> i am not worried about the upcoming look election, i am worried about the impact on families. >> mitt romney has also taken time off the campaign trail to help with relief efforts. he said he believes -- he did
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answer reporters' questions today. early voting in maryland resumes tomorrow for this friday, november 2. the polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. the governor's office as anyone in line at 9:00 p.m. will be able to cast their ballot. for information on polling places around the area, go to our website, >> president obama will arrive in new jersey tomorrow to get a firsthand look at the storm damage from superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign
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yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >>
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>> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars.
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jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire communities were left under water. residents rode out the storm. >> within 10 minutes, we had four feet of water in the basement. was unbelievable. i never saw anything like that in my life. >> at breezy point, it was not the water, it was the wind that was a problem. firefighters battling flames across an entire neighborhood. >> it looked like a forest fire out in the midwest. the winds were just devastating, blowing from one building to the next. >> in a community of just 5000,
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more than 100 homes were destroyed. >> it is so sad. >> high winds and a record storm surge cripple the nation's largest city. neighborhoods were swallowed by the water that also seeped into the subway system. the work has started to bring the city back. >> sandy hit us very hard. but new yorkers are resilient. >> resilience millions know they will need to recover from the damage sandy left behind. >> restoring power to some areas including here in lower manhattan could take a week to 10 days. >> a big time mess. around here, the impacts are less.
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there they were more than anticipated. >> we dodged a major blow it. >> this was even more than they thought they would get. they were on the windy side and we were on the west side. 90 mile an hour wind gusts at islip, new york. annapolis almost hit the 70 mile an hour threshold. at bwi marshall, 60 mile an hour wind gusts. we had more rain than they had. we were right at the 6 inch mark here on tv hill. more than 7 inches in annapolis and the inner harbor area. westminster with 6 inches, over
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7 inches an ocean city. easton was a jackpot area as far as rain fall. from one single storm system making landfall. the center of the storm is now northwestern pennsylvania and drifting toward canada. strong high pressure over the north atlantic -- over the north atlantic blocked it and turned it inland. there is not much room for it to move around. it will get up into eastern canada and began to weaken in intensity. the rain is starting to slowly break up and fall apart as the storm gets a little weaker and drift farther to the north. still broad circulation is generating slow up and down the appellation for west virginia. showers will continue to work their way through here. there is still a blizzard warning it was reissued out in garrett county.
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temperatures near or below freezing in many areas. a heavy, wet snow is problematic. hagerstown at 36 degrees. it is possible some of our rain showers could mix with some wet snowflakes. 35-41 by morning with like southerly winds. the storm slowly macon's way up to the great lakes and getting up into canada. still some snow likely in the highest elevations of west virginia and western maryland. east of the mountains will get less of the jig less precipitation and hopefully things will quiet down before the little ones go out to do ing. trick-or-treater i thursday night into friday we should start to see the cloud cover breaking up and we will have a son your forecast for the weekend.
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-- a sunnier forecast for the weekend. temperatures in the 50's and lows in the 30's. saturday, more sunshine. don't forget the clocks go back one hour on sunday morning. election day looks pretty good with part cloudy skies. >> if you need a little break from all the sandy news, stick around for some great late night shows. >> jay leno and jimmy phelan share what they have in store tonight. >> let's check in with jimmy and see who he has on tonight. >> hello, everyone in baltimore. we have a halloween instructional video on late night -- after a late night with jay leno.
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>> let's check with jerry and see what he has on sports next. >> the orioles not only had a big month at the start of october but they closed out with a clean sweep. that is next in sports. >> tonight's jackpot is an estimated $27 million. let's see if we can make you a millionaire tonight. 29-5-12-56-18. tonight's megaball number is 38. if no one imagines all six
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numbers, bodies jackpot will be worth $32 million. worth $32 million.
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>> 3 orioles entered the running for the golden globe awards and all three walked away winners. the first trio of orioles teammates to win golden gloves in the same season since 1998. j.j. hardy adds his name to an elite group as the only orioles shortstop ever to win a gold glove. in the outfield, adam jones won his second goal glover plays like that, against the wall. put him in it even smaller group, only three outfielders ever won a gold glove. for a second year in a row, matt wieters finished second in the american league. when it comes to this award, he stands alone as the only orioles catcher ever to win a gold glove, which he has now done
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twice. sandy knocked out power to the ravens facility until this afternoon. mckinney cases the lawsuit in miami dade circuit court for $375,000 in unpaid bills he allegedly ran up at a number of strip clubs in south florida. he called the lawsuit bogus. the arizona cardinals reportedly have some interest in trying to acquire mckinney. he doesn't have a big salary cap number but he does have more baggage than most airlines will let you travel with for free. the team will attempt to bounce back from the most lopsided loss in the john harbaugh era. running the ball more and stopping the run more effectively will likely become major priorities. the ravens rank 19th in the nfl for running the ball and 30 of
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32 on defense. the numbers will have to change in order for the ravens to hold onto a top spot moving forward. this week marks only the second time under john harbaugh that the ravens have to bounce back from a loss going into the bye. you have to go back to 2009 to find the last time it happened. hauschka missed a potential game-winning field goal. the good news, the ravens have a perfect 4-0 record under john harbaugh coming out of the bye. lebron james and the miami heat against the boston celtics. bring night in miami. lebron james finally has his. first quarter, dwyane wade at the other end.
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the celtics have the running game going. this one would come down to the final few minutes, as you would expect in the nba. new season, same outcome, miami over boston, 120-107. the washington whizzer's at cleveland -- washington wizards up4. under two minutes to play, thompson in the paint, and down goes the wizards. stick around for the seven-day forecast and we will see how the can -- how the cleanup effort continues after sandy, when we come back.
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>> it looks like mickey mouse is a big fan of jedi knights. disney is buying the franchise for little over four billion dollars. this the announced plans to keep the film's coming, starting with
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star wars episode 7 with a targeted release in 2015. it says it will have a new release every two or three years after that. >> we manage to use the word in congruous and something. >> that is the weather. >> rain or a flurry in the morning in the cloudy and cooler in the evening. the clocks go back an hour on sunday. >> thanks for joining us. >> thanks for joining us.
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i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message. >> announcer: it's "the tonight show with jay leno," featuring rickey minor and "the tonight show" band. tonight, jay welcomes -- from "wreck it ralph," john c. reilly. from "jersey shore," jenni "jwoww" farley.


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